Mamak Stalls in Malaysia

Mamak Stalls in Malaysia



To find some of the best local comfort food in Kuala Lumpur and around Malaysia, head to a mamak stall. These down-to-earth restaurants offer affordable fare in a relaxed environment, which often comprises an outdoor patio or street-side location.


Popular dishes available at a mamak stall include roti canai (Indian flatbread often served with lentils or curry), nasi lemak (coconut rice served with various side dishes) and mie goreng (stir-fried yellow noodles).

Order yourself a popular Malaysian brew using the handy cheat sheet below:


Word Meaning
Teh Tea with sweetened condensed milk and sugar
Teh-O Tea with sugar but no milk
Teh-O Ais Iced teh-o
Teh-O Kosong Plain tea without milk or sugar

If you prefer coffee instead of tea, just replace “teh” with “kopi” in the examples above.